About Gideon Jacobs
Child actor from the cult film Wet Hot American Summer who served as a creative director at Magnum Photos before turning to freelance writing. He would become a columnist for VICE.
A talent scouted asked him to audition for Wet Hot American Summer while Jacobs was attending a public school as a kindergarten student.
He penned an essay for BuzzFeed called What I Did On My Wet Hot American Summer Vacation. Other movie credits of his include Liberty Heights, Julie Johnson, Mr. Deeds and Home Alone 4 in the role of Buzz McCallister.
His parents both became doctors. He and his siblings would appear in national TV commercials, and alongside his sister, he was provided the opportunity to to announce the World Series games for Nickelodeon Games and Sports for the 2000 baseball world championship.
He was cast as a young Tom Hanks in the film You've Got Mail.